Pecorino Spinach

Armenia—the land of Mount Ararat where Noah docked the ark—is a landlocked country which stretches between the Caspian and Black Seas. Armenian cuisine resembles Persian, Greek and Turkish foods. This dish, which I received from Armenian friends in Africa, contains Pecorino Romano cheese made from sheep's milk. Lemon pepper seasoning is a mixture of coarsely ground black pepper and lemon, and is a modern way to add lemon to a variety of dishes which originally contained lemon juice. Serve this exotic dish with the Lemon Lamb Chops.

    1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
    1 tablespoon butter
    3 garlic cloves, crushed in a garlic press
    Pinch salt
    Sprinkle lemon-pepper seasoning
    2 tablespoons plain yogurt
    ˝ cup shredded Pecorino Romano cheese

1.  In a 10-inch frying pan, cook spinach in just enough water to
     cover for 5 minutes. Drain well.

2.  Fry spinach with butter and garlic for 5 minutes.

3.  Add salt and lemon-pepper seasoning to taste.

4.  Stir in yogurt and cheese, then heat until the cheese melts.

     Makes 4 servings